Studio 360 LLC
Sarah Armstrong, AIA
From childhood, Sarah Armstrong loved to study how things were built and how light traveled through a structure. A passion for art and design inspired her to find practical ways to express her creative side—and architecture was the answer.
Now the principal of her own firm, Armstrong focuses on luxury remodeling, additions and custom homes. “We strive to create balanced, clean designs that respond specifically to each site, context and client,” explains the architect, who is versed in historical preservation and traditional homes as well as modern design and detailing.
Qualities that connect all of Armstrong’s projects are a sense of scale and an emphasis on natural light. “It is impossible for space planning to work well without a starting point of beautifully controlled light and proper proportions,” she says. “An architect can offer suggestions to modify these things in ways a client may never have considered.”
Armstrong makes the design process a collaborative one. “I find great joy in the process of helping clients and their families achieve their dreams for their homes,” she reflects. “I can’t imagine doing anything else.” Armstrong was named Top Architect by Northern Virginia in 2017 and 2018.